Jakarta: Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party executive chairman Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has a prerogative right to appoint Edhy Prabowo's replacement.
"It is the prerogative of the president," said Sufmi here on Wednesday.
Sufmi explained that his party will not intervene President Jokowi. He added that Gerindra is waiting for the announcement from the Palace.
On Wednesday, Edhy Prabowo stepped down as Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and Deputy Chairman Gerindra Party after he was named a suspect of a lobster seed export graft case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
Besides Edhy, The anti-corruption agency also announced six other suspects, including several staff of Edhy and his wife, Iis Rosita Dewi.
According to KPK investigators, Edhy and his aides allegedly received at least Rp9.8 billion and US$100 thousand from businessmen.